Divers have recovered the body of a Tennessee man who was at the controls of a helicopter that crashed into a lake in southwest Virginia. Bill Starnes was the chief pilot for the Food City grocery chain.
The government is forecasting lower yields for some Virginia crops this year. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the state's winter wheat yield is forecast at 65 bushels per acre compared to 71 bushels a year ago.
On Monday's 85th anniversary of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized state-mandated sterilizations of "undesirables," a Virginia lawmaker is proposing the state offer token reparations to victims still living.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture says drought conditions have hit parts of the state harder than others. Corn, tobacco, and hay are the hardest-hit crops, while soybeans, peanuts, cotton, peaches, apples and grapes generally have fared better.